casting

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cast·ing

(kas'ting),
1. A metallic object formed in a mold.
2. The act of forming a casting in a mold.

cast·ing

(kast'ing)
A metal structure, such as an artificial tooth crown, produced by forcing molten metal into a mold.
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This sensitive sculpture was cast in bronze, most likely using the lost-wax process. A mold would have been made from a wax original and then molten bronze would have been poured into the mold.
For me the most impressive contribution is Chandler Kirwin's "The Bubble Reputation: In the Cannon's and the Horse's Mouth." Kirwin proposes that Leonardo intended to cast the great horse not by means of the lost-wax process but in the way in which cannon were cast, and also that the total height of the horse may have been not 7.3 but 9.65 m.
Investment casting, coupled with the lost-wax process, isn't a cure-all, but certainly provides a worthwhile, cost-effective alternative that is gaining wider acceptance and recognition as a high-production method.